Curiously, it appears not all of Apple’s legacy AirPods will probably be switching to USB-C in 2023. In his tweet, Ming-Chi Kuo additionally notes that solely the AirPods Professional 2 fashions will make the change in 2023 and that Apple has no plans to alter the Lightning Port on its current entry-level AirPods 2 and AirPods 3 wi-fi earbuds.
I believe that is seemingly the USB-C model of the AirPods Professional 2, with mass shipments anticipated in 2Q23-3Q23. By the way in which, Apple at the moment seems to haven’t any plans for USB-C variations of the AirPods 2 & 3.
我覺得這應該是AirPods Professional… https://t.co/aWKJvGh1lW
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 24, 2023
Together with a USB-C connector on the AirPods Professional 2 would make it simpler for customers to attach them to a broader vary of units, as USB-C is changing into more and more widespread throughout numerous devices. As well as, on condition that USB-C affords sooner charging speeds than Lightning, the change might additionally result in shorter charging instances for the AirPods Professional 2, though Apple would want to allow this function on the charging case for the AirPods Professional 2.
On condition that Apple has confronted extreme criticism for its reluctance to change from Lightning to USB-C, two of its widespread merchandise making the transition in 2023 may very well be seen as a welcome transfer. In truth, it could solely speed up the method that Apple began just a few years in the past by adopting the USB-C commonplace on the corporate’s MacBook and iPad Professional fashions. All that being mentioned it could be advisable for shoppers to attend for the official announcement from Apple for the rumored USB-C AirPods Professional 2 earlier than setting this in stone.